gemfyre: (Default)
That was probably my last physio appointment.

Now I join a gym.
gemfyre: (Default)
That was probably my last physio appointment.

Now I join a gym.
gemfyre: (Splendid Fairy-wren)
Bad news : my squeaker has fallen off my binoculars. Haven't managed to find it yet. Damn.

Good news : I just walked about 1km around Star Swamp Reserve. Without any crutches. I think I'll be good to go on the Lake Coogee walk next Sunday. Seeing as most of the birders are over 50 anyway I should be able to keep up. ;)

Star Swamp itself has a bit of water in it, and many frogs croaking. But a dearth of birds. I seem to have this ability to tune out the calls of junk birds. I wasn't hearing the Rainbow Lorikeets and Magpies and Ravens and Wattlebirds. All I heard was silence apart from a racket of song from about 6 Grey Butcherbirds on the western side of the swamp, and the 'whit-whit' of a Striated Pardalote when I was back in the car.
gemfyre: (Splendid Fairy-wren)
Bad news : my squeaker has fallen off my binoculars. Haven't managed to find it yet. Damn.

Good news : I just walked about 1km around Star Swamp Reserve. Without any crutches. I think I'll be good to go on the Lake Coogee walk next Sunday. Seeing as most of the birders are over 50 anyway I should be able to keep up. ;)

Star Swamp itself has a bit of water in it, and many frogs croaking. But a dearth of birds. I seem to have this ability to tune out the calls of junk birds. I wasn't hearing the Rainbow Lorikeets and Magpies and Ravens and Wattlebirds. All I heard was silence apart from a racket of song from about 6 Grey Butcherbirds on the western side of the swamp, and the 'whit-whit' of a Striated Pardalote when I was back in the car.
gemfyre: (Default)
I think I can safely say that I'm now completely off crutches. I have a slight limp, but both hands are free!

And if consistently have showers without the shower stool for a week or so I'll take that back too and get my $50 deposit.

Life is returning to normal.
gemfyre: (Default)
I think I can safely say that I'm now completely off crutches. I have a slight limp, but both hands are free!

And if consistently have showers without the shower stool for a week or so I'll take that back too and get my $50 deposit.

Life is returning to normal.
gemfyre: (Dancing Banana)
This Saturday.

Tupperware party from 3:30pm, and housewarming party later. We will be firing up the spa and I will be baking yummy things. If you need the address just respond here, or LJ message me, or e-mail me, or e-mail Matt, or SMS or call either of us. They all work.

Oh, and did I tell you? It is SO GOOD to be able to walk without crutches.
gemfyre: (Dancing Banana)
This Saturday.

Tupperware party from 3:30pm, and housewarming party later. We will be firing up the spa and I will be baking yummy things. If you need the address just respond here, or LJ message me, or e-mail me, or e-mail Matt, or SMS or call either of us. They all work.

Oh, and did I tell you? It is SO GOOD to be able to walk without crutches.
gemfyre: (Rhinoceros Hornbill)
Knee is feeling less like a bowl of jelly and more like just hurty over the last few days.

I think bones may be grinding together. I need more glucosamine.

Ooh, Uncle Dave is about to start!! *settles in*
gemfyre: (Rhinoceros Hornbill)
Knee is feeling less like a bowl of jelly and more like just hurty over the last few days.

I think bones may be grinding together. I need more glucosamine.

Ooh, Uncle Dave is about to start!! *settles in*

Progress!!

May. 10th, 2008 10:40 pm
gemfyre: (Weapon of Choice)
I just managed to have a shower...

Without the shower chair! I even managed to clean the bottom of my right foot.

I feel all accomplished. :)

Progress!!

May. 10th, 2008 10:40 pm
gemfyre: (Weapon of Choice)
I just managed to have a shower...

Without the shower chair! I even managed to clean the bottom of my right foot.

I feel all accomplished. :)
gemfyre: (Default)
Y'know, it's been 4 months since I did my knee.

I had planned to be in Broome right now.

*sigh*
gemfyre: (Default)
Y'know, it's been 4 months since I did my knee.

I had planned to be in Broome right now.

*sigh*
gemfyre: (mmmm pi)
Clacking around on one crutch. Maybe I should get a cane, it would look cooler.

But, I reckon in a week or so I won't need a crutch at all.

Just went shopping again - yay freedom.

Tonight [livejournal.com profile] japester and [livejournal.com profile] dormant_dragon are coming over for dinner and maybe a spa. Hopefully we can make it a weekly thing alternating houses, because we all love good food and conversation.

Friday is karaoke! *bouncebouncebounce* I haven't been since the last KKs gig on December 21st. Needless to say I've been having major withdrawals (the results being me singing loudly in random and sometimes public places). This is a karaoke restaurant thing in the city though, will be interesting. I've only ever done karaoke in a pub setting previously.

Sunday is the Swancon picnic at Kings Park. So long as the weather is good that should be quite nice. I might have to find something nice to make for that too - although, now I think about it, it is catered.

Will probably hear back from the zoo this week or next. Eep. Expect much emo and pouting if I don't get an interview because goddamnit I should!
gemfyre: (mmmm pi)
Clacking around on one crutch. Maybe I should get a cane, it would look cooler.

But, I reckon in a week or so I won't need a crutch at all.

Just went shopping again - yay freedom.

Tonight [livejournal.com profile] japester and [livejournal.com profile] dormant_dragon are coming over for dinner and maybe a spa. Hopefully we can make it a weekly thing alternating houses, because we all love good food and conversation.

Friday is karaoke! *bouncebouncebounce* I haven't been since the last KKs gig on December 21st. Needless to say I've been having major withdrawals (the results being me singing loudly in random and sometimes public places). This is a karaoke restaurant thing in the city though, will be interesting. I've only ever done karaoke in a pub setting previously.

Sunday is the Swancon picnic at Kings Park. So long as the weather is good that should be quite nice. I might have to find something nice to make for that too - although, now I think about it, it is catered.

Will probably hear back from the zoo this week or next. Eep. Expect much emo and pouting if I don't get an interview because goddamnit I should!

We're back

Mar. 28th, 2008 01:01 pm
gemfyre: (Weapon of Choice)
Wow, iinet, being a halfway decent company unlike Telstra, have reconnected us at the earliest possible instead of the usual wait (which would have had us back online by Tuesday).

Yay!

Oh? You want to know the knee progress?

- I can now wash the dishes.
- I can now cook most things that I want to.
- I can shower without help.
- I can get in and out of the spa (although I still need Matt to remove the cover).
- I can DRIVE!
- I'm doing better and better without the brace.
- They didn't seem to want to charge me for my missed specialist appointment. Instead, we just rescheduled for Monday. Awesomeness.

We're back

Mar. 28th, 2008 01:01 pm
gemfyre: (Weapon of Choice)
Wow, iinet, being a halfway decent company unlike Telstra, have reconnected us at the earliest possible instead of the usual wait (which would have had us back online by Tuesday).

Yay!

Oh? You want to know the knee progress?

- I can now wash the dishes.
- I can now cook most things that I want to.
- I can shower without help.
- I can get in and out of the spa (although I still need Matt to remove the cover).
- I can DRIVE!
- I'm doing better and better without the brace.
- They didn't seem to want to charge me for my missed specialist appointment. Instead, we just rescheduled for Monday. Awesomeness.
gemfyre: (Weapon of Choice)
Okay, so, the bike at physio. I managed to get all the way around going backwards, but it was slightly painful and I maybe did it 3 times a session.

Second session on the bike the first thing I did was push down with the good leg and the momentum took the bad leg right around (forwards), which was a shock to me and Jamie (my physio). I couldn't repeat the trick conciously however, could still only go around backwards with trepidation.

The bike at home, could only go back and forth, not all the way around.

Yesterday was perhaps my 4th session on the bike. Went around backwards a few times, still felt weird. Then I must have shifted my weight or something, because suddenly going backwards wasn't so much of a challenge. Then I went forwards, slowly, slowly. I can't quite put my finger on when the shift happened, but suddenly I was pedalling properly, forwards, and it was relatively easy. I had such a ridiculous grin on my face you wouldn't believe.

Okay, so, this morning I bump the seat on my home bike one notch higher and, whaddya know? 5 minutes of pedalling forwards. I never knew it would feel so GOOD to exercise. This is a great leap because the bike provides good exercise for all those wasted muscles without having to put too much weight on the knee, and the motion will increase blood-flow to the joint, thus helping it heal.

I also bought some arnica cream last night, everyone tells me it's great for joint pain and bruising.

Yesterday I was overjoyed to be able to wash the dishes. Today I will attempt to tidy the litter trays (I think I'll succeed), and do the washing (biggest challenge will be moving the washbaskets). On the weekend I want to find a quiet car park and attempt driving. THAT will mean I can pop down to the shops to get things. *squee*

Soon, I will make that stock that I've wanted to make for the past 3 months.

Maybe Nan will get her crutches back for her 80th birthday (which is next week).
gemfyre: (Weapon of Choice)
Okay, so, the bike at physio. I managed to get all the way around going backwards, but it was slightly painful and I maybe did it 3 times a session.

Second session on the bike the first thing I did was push down with the good leg and the momentum took the bad leg right around (forwards), which was a shock to me and Jamie (my physio). I couldn't repeat the trick conciously however, could still only go around backwards with trepidation.

The bike at home, could only go back and forth, not all the way around.

Yesterday was perhaps my 4th session on the bike. Went around backwards a few times, still felt weird. Then I must have shifted my weight or something, because suddenly going backwards wasn't so much of a challenge. Then I went forwards, slowly, slowly. I can't quite put my finger on when the shift happened, but suddenly I was pedalling properly, forwards, and it was relatively easy. I had such a ridiculous grin on my face you wouldn't believe.

Okay, so, this morning I bump the seat on my home bike one notch higher and, whaddya know? 5 minutes of pedalling forwards. I never knew it would feel so GOOD to exercise. This is a great leap because the bike provides good exercise for all those wasted muscles without having to put too much weight on the knee, and the motion will increase blood-flow to the joint, thus helping it heal.

I also bought some arnica cream last night, everyone tells me it's great for joint pain and bruising.

Yesterday I was overjoyed to be able to wash the dishes. Today I will attempt to tidy the litter trays (I think I'll succeed), and do the washing (biggest challenge will be moving the washbaskets). On the weekend I want to find a quiet car park and attempt driving. THAT will mean I can pop down to the shops to get things. *squee*

Soon, I will make that stock that I've wanted to make for the past 3 months.

Maybe Nan will get her crutches back for her 80th birthday (which is next week).

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